The team that came into the season known by some opposing teams as “the math teachers from H-F” can now go by a different name: champions.
After dominating the competition the entire season, the Chestnuts claimed
The Chestnuts, with an average age of 15 years older than most of its competition, showed what good communication and teamwork can do as they won 11 of their 12 games on the season and made it look easy.
The Chestnuts left most teams feeling as if they bombed a math test in school. Timely hitting and great defense carried this team all season long.
In the title game against the defending champion Lassen's Assassins, the Chestnuts did not allow a runner to reach third base and earned a 3-0 victory, led by Steven Tobin on the mound.
The Chestnuts figure to be the early favorite to repeat next season. Until then, opposing teams will need to focus on finding players who can kick the ball somewhere on the field where the Chestnut defense is not ready and waiting. As the seven other teams in the league found out this summer, that is easier said than done.
Girls Tennis: Huckabee, Shannon Lead H-F
girls tennis team went 2-1 in last Saturday’s H-F quadrangular. No. 1 singles player Faith Huckabee and No. 3 singles player Dana Shannon each won three times for the Vikings.
The Vikings defeated West Aurora 4-0 and Lyons 3-2, and lost to Deerfield 3-2.
Girls Golf: Hassett Leads Vikings
H-F’s girls golf team co-hosted the Green Garden Coed Classic in Frankfort on Saturday, and the Vikings took 11th overall. Elizabeth Hassett led the Vikings (382) with a 9-over 81.
Crosstown rival Marian Catholic (324) took second to Prospect (312) in the event.
Girls Swimming Season Begins
The H-F girls swimming and diving team starts its season tonight at Lincoln-Way North beginning at 5 p.m. The Vikings have high expectations this season and will look to return several swimmers to state competition in November.
5K Run/Walk Saturday
The H-F Park District Flossmoor 5K Run/Walk is this Saturday (Sept. 10) beginning at 9 a.m. with check-in starting at 8 a.m. at
The early-bird signup fee is $22 for residents and $25 for non-residents. The day-of-race fee is $30. Pre-registration ends Thursday at noon.